Location: Rosbercon Parish, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Phone: 051 425093
Fax: 051 425093
Email: rosberconparish@gmail.com





Fr. Dan Cavanagh P.P.  051 421515 087-2335432     


Parish Office:  Phone 051-425093   Opening Hours 9.30am—12.30am       

  www.rosberconparish.com        rosberconparish@gmail.com 



Sixth Sunday of Easter 


Jesus said to his apostles ‘Peace I leave with you, my own peace I give you.’ We can’t give peace to others if we don’t have it ourselves. Jesus was able to give his peace to others because he had it himself. The Lord will give us too his peace. 


Theme of the Weekend Readings: The message of Jesus and the gift of the Holy Spirit bring peace to our lives as we look forward to Summer.   


First Reading: A dispute in the early church is settled. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are for everyone. 


Second Reading:  St. John describes his vision of the Heavenly Jerusalem. 


Gospel:  The Lord speaks of the gifts he leaves to his people. His gifts are peace and the Holy Spirit. 


Weekday Masses: 


Wednesday & Friday 9.30am 

Thursday                   9.45am 


Philip Wall, Rosbercon 

Con Ryan, School House Road 

Ned Roche, Glenpipe 

James & Christina Fitzgerald, Coolnahaw & deceased members of Fitzgerald & Dollard Families 

Martin & Anna Woods, Ballymartin 

Rita Kennedy Walsh, Ballymagill & Ballyconnaught 


Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and housebound of the parish on Friday 7th June 2019.  


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel every Wednesday morning from 10am to 12pm. All are welcome to attend.  


Easter Offerings:  Again many thanks to all who contributed so generously to the Easter Offerings for the support of the Parish. Your kindness is much appreciated. Also thanks to all who contributed to the Trocaire Collection which amounted to €1,982.00 this year. This is a tremendous achievement for our parish. 


Parishioners wishing to book an Anniversary Mass should contact the Parish Office, Monday – Friday 9.30am – 12.30pm at 051-425093 or call to the Sacristy after the weekend Masses. 


The Rosbercon Cemetery Committee at their meeting on the 2nd April 2019 agreed that plots in the Second or New Extension to Rosbercon Cemetery may be purchased in advance. Plots may be purchased only from the Parish Priest or through the Parish Office. The cost of a single plot is €350.00 and a double plot costs €600.00. Enquiries to 087-2335432 or 051-425093. 


Rosary Procession: The Annual Waterford May Rosary Procession will take place on Sunday 26th May at 3.00pm leaving Ballybricken Green for the Dominican Church, Bridge Street where the Crowning of Our Blessed Lady will take place. All are welcome to attend especially the children who have received their First Holy Communion this year.   


“Nightfever” comes to New Ross for all 3rd and 6th Year Exam Students. A unique, calm and candle lit atmosphere with the opportunity to light a candle and offer a prayer for success in Junior/Leaving Cert examinations. This service will take place Friday 31st May in St. Mary’s and St Michael’s Parish Church from 7.30-11pm. There will be live music throughout. Students are free to come along with family and friends at any time during the event and leave as they wish. 


The formation of a New Mission Team in Ossory Diocese is being explored.  Its aim will be to promote and foster mission awareness in Parishes and in the Diocese. Interested parishioners and especially those who have worked overseas on mission/development work are invited and welcome to become involved.  Enquiries to Fr Sean O’Connor on 086-3895911 or email: rsoc1973@gmail.com 


Love is a popular Word: ‘If I speak the languages of men and of angels, but don’t have love, I have become a sounding brass or a clanging cymbal, …If I give all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but don’t have love, it profits me nothing.’  Saint Paul. 


Rosbercon Parish Safeguarding Representatives are Brid Vereker, Millbanks Close and Anne O’ Sullivan, Ballykenna. If you have a Safeguarding concern, contact Brid or Anne. Please note Safeguarding Statements are displayed in the porches of the Churches of the Parish. 


Dates for your Diary: 

Cemetery Masses in Rosbercon Parish, 2019: 

Thursday 27th June:          Ballyneale Cemetery 

Friday, 28th June:             Rosbercon New Cemetery. 

Monday, 1st July:             Shanbogh Cemetery 

Tuesday, 2nd July:             Listerlin Old Cemetery  

Friday, 5th July:                 Mullinarrigle Cemetery 

Tuesday, 9th July:             Rosbercon Old Cemetery. 

All Masses at 8.00pm 


Mass Intentions for the Saturday/Sunday,  

1st/2nd June 2019  


Rosbercon: Saturday 1st June at 6.30pm: 

Martin Culleton,  Ballyknock 

Edward O’Sullivan, Shanbogh 


Rosbercon Sunday 2nd June at 11am: 

Margaret Brennan, Shanbogh 



Reflection in a Well 


Once a young boy stood watching a gypsy 

as he drank from a well in the town square. 

After drinking, the man continued to gaze into the well.  

The boy approached the gypsy and asked: 

‘Who lives down there?’ 

‘God does’ answered the gypsy. 

‘Can I see him?’ asked the boy 

‘Sure you can’ said the gypsy. 

Then taking the boy into his arms he lifted him up 

so that he could see down into the well. 

All the boy could see, however, 

was his own reflection in the water. 

‘But that’s only me,’ he cried in disappointment. 

‘All I see is me.’ 

‘Ah’ replied the gypsy, 

‘Now you know where God lives. 

He lives in you.’ 


Wisdom: Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible   objections must first be overcome. 


Humour: A mother and her thirteen year old daughter were talking about women’s liberation and the mother said firmly ‘I don’t want to be liberated.’ Her daughter said ‘I don’t want to be liberated either – at least not until I know how it feels to be captured.’ 


  • Volunteers Needed 

Assistance needed in typing unpublished memorial data, dating back to the 15th century, from eight local graveyards in Wexford and South Kilkenny. If you can give a few hours of your time to type some of these records, it would be brilliant. Please contact Kevin Treacy at 051-421442 or email: treacykanda@gmail.com 


  • St Michaels Theatre  

Saturday 25th May at 3pm “Dumbo 2019” 


  • The Loop System 

The Loop System, for the hard of hearing, is in operation in Rosbercon Church. Hearing aid wearers with a ‘T’ (telecoil) can now hear directly through their hearing aids if they turn their aid to the setting marked T 


  • Bingo 

Next Bingo Night is Wednesday 29th May at 8pm. Lotto Prize will be €275 


  • Arthritis Ireland 

Every month the Kilkenny Branch of Arthritis Ireland host a FREE talk from a professional who in some way can provide tools to help in pain management. 

On 28th May at 7.30pm in the Ossory Park Centre in Kilkenny, we will hear from Mary Hayden about acupuncture and how it can help the body and chronic pain. This is a FREE event but registration is needed. Call/text 087-1491767 to book a place. 


  • Our Lady of Lourdes School 

The Parents Association o Our Lady of Lourdes School are organising a clothes collection to fund raise to replace the tarmac in the yard. We are looking for clothes, paired shoes, handbags, hats, scarves, bags, ties, belts, soft toys and bed linen. No pillows, cushions, duvets or rags please. If you have any items above that you no longer require please put them in a black sack and drop into the school anytime before end of term. Please spread the word to family and friends. All donations appreciated. Thank you. 


  • Knock Pilgrimage 

There will be a one day coach trip to Knock Shrine on  Sunday July 7th for the Ferns Diocesan Day Pick-up Points, Campile, New Ross Glenmore (Murphy’s Garage) and Rhu Glenn. Fare €58 including two meals contact   details Nicholas Bowe phone 051-388437 mobile 087 9418661. 


  • Childminder Required 

Responsible, kind Childminder required for 3 afternoons per week in the Tinneranny/Rosbercon area. Person must have own transport for school pick up at 2.30pm.  Approximately 9/12 hours per week. Please contact  086-3853707 


  • Irish Dance Classes 

The Mernagh Academy of Irish Dance is currently recruiting new students for the new dance season. Classes are held at Rosbercon Parish Hall and instructed by Séamas Mernagh TCRG, Fully qualified, Garda vetted, Túsla Children First Certified and Insured teacher. Class times  from 3rd September are Monday & Friday 4-5pm and “Tots Academy” Saturday 10-11am.  
Please see Mernagh Academy on Facebook or call 0876729435 for further information.  


  • New Ross Parish Office 

Robert Street, New Ross. Phone: 051-421348   

General gifts, Religious items and cards for all occasions available throughout the year.  

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 10:30am to 2:00pmClosed Holy days and Bank Holidays  

E-mail:newross-parish@hotmail.com www.newrossparish.ie 

Rosbercon Parish Newsletter, 26th May 2019

Categories: Newsletter

Author: Eamon Kissane